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Mammoth Town Council candidate forum

Eight Mammoth Town Council candidates fielded individual questions from moderator Brent Truax Tuesday evening at the Mammoth Chamber of Commerce forum. Some got specific in their answers. Some didn’t. The rules of the forum allowed candidates to pick their own topics to discuss if they had the time. Here are a few examples of questions […]

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Do building shadows equal ice?

When the Mammoth Town Council approved changes in the Zoning Code recently, they heard from Mammoth Fire Division Chief Thom Heller. He pointed out concerns about adequate parking requirements and potential shading of winter streets by tall buildings. Safety lies at the heart of both issues for fire officials. Division Chief Heller said the new […]

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Mammoth Town Council: investments, CHP report

With the tempting news that they could make $30,000 or $40,000 more for the Town, Mono Supervisor Chairman Larry Johnston spoke to the Mammoth Town Council last week during public comment. Johnston explained that if the Town invested its money in the Mono Investment Pool, there would be a bigger return on investment. Currently, the […]

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Council votes 3 to 2 for pay raise

Mammoth Town Council members held their ground on their views of a pay raise for the Council. Their not so fabulous pay of $300 per month is set in Government Code but does allow a 5% increase annually. The Council never did vote in those raises for the past 29 years. On a 3 to […]

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Mammoth Town Council: water, pay raise, and e-smokes

To start off the Mammoth Town Council meeting tonight, Mammoth Community Water District General Manager Pat Hayes will make a presentation on water conservation efforts. Even with the late snowfall, water supplies remain low. Hayes will be followed by two public hearings – one on the Zoning Code update and the other on a Community […]

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Eight candidates for Mammoth Town Council

At a few minutes before 5pm yesterday, right before the deadline, there were eight candidates who had filed to run for three seats on the Mammoth Town Council. Colin Fernie and Shields Richardson filed their papers which they took out last week, and one more candidate came in on the final day to pull papers […]

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Lehman will not seek re-election

Councilman Matthew Lehman sat in the Mammoth Town Council Mayor’s seat as the Town wavered close to bankruptcy last year. They were tough times and full of almost daily meetings. At this point, Councilman Lehman has decided not to seek re-election. Lehman announced that he will not run for Council or for Mono County Assessor. […]

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Yet another Council candidate potential

The fifth potential candidate for Mammoth Town Council has pulled candidacy papers. Elena Blomgren is the latest possible candidate. All we know about her is that she has performed temporary services for the Town of Mammoth Lakes as a permit tech and on Measure R calculations. We hope to learn more about her. Before Blomgren, […]

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Mammoth Town Council: how about the guy we’ve got?

Apparently the Mammoth Town Council has kind of decided they like the guy they already have to stay on as permanent Town Manager. They will put together a contract for now Interim Town Manager Dan Holler and discuss it publicly February 19th. The Council had debated, delayed and disagreed over hiring a consultant to recruit […]

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County response to Mammoth “slap in the face”

Recently some Mammoth Town Council members were personally offended and made reference to “lobotomies in Bridgeport” and “a slap in the face” when Mono Supervisors asked the Town to apply for a community grant for Fourth of July expenses. Council members seemed to feel the Supervisors should okay the $5,000 request for an event which […]

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